Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Nanostructured Coatings, Surfaces & Films Chapter 4

Enhancement of the magneto-optical activity via surface plasmon resonance on Au-Co nanocomposite thin films

Authors: K. Yang, C. Clavero, J. Skuza, R.A. Lukaszew

Affilation: College of William and Mary, United States

Pages: 460 - 463

Keywords: nanocomposite, magneto-optical activities, surface plasmon resonance

We find that the Au-Co nanocomposite thin films grown at 300 ºC, which exhibit segregate nano-cluster microstructure and smooth surface capable of SPP propagation, exhibit largest magneto-optical effects than the films grown at lower and higher temperatures, as expected from our discussion on the correlation between SPR excitation and microstructure. We also note that the magneto-optical activity also increases with increasing Co concentration consistent with the presence of more magnetic material in the films, while the angular resolution of the field-dependent change of the reflectivity at resonance is somewhat insensitive to the amount of Co present. Our studies open up new possibilities for optimizing nano-composite materials that combine suitable properties, i.e. optical and magnetic, for applications that benefit from modulated sensing schemes, such as novel sensors based on SPR technology.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95

2015 & Newer Proceedings

Nanotech Conference Proceedings are now published in the TechConnect Briefs

NSTI Online Community